Piece of home in Melbourne

The Melbourne Immigration Museum recently hosted The “Aotearoa Fest”, and I just had to go along!

I am a pretty proud Kiwi at the best of times, but being able to stand in line to get Hangi whilst talking about past holidays in Golden Bay was just choice!

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Hobart, Whiskey and nostalgia

Tasmania is our second to last place we needed to tick off the “been to Australia and saw…” list.

img_8107We spent 4 days in Hobart, and only an hours direct flight from Melbourne.  Such a beautiful little city, and unfortunately the cliché is true – it is very much like New Zealand.

Not necessarily in the ways I anticipated, so for the first day I was driving around saying “really …like NZ?”, but what becomes evident very shortly is the population difference – small little villages dot the cost line around to Port Jackson, and it is a region that seems to rely significantly on tourism – kinda like NZ. Continue reading “Hobart, Whiskey and nostalgia”

Heading home via KUL

I will be posting a blog soon about airports (can’t get more exciting than that), Goa (OK, maybe you can) and general travel goodness – but currently we are in KL midway between our Bangalore -Melbourne flight.final-30 And due to a great sale (*disclaimer this may be in bad taste*) the recent 12 months for Malaysia Airlines meant that flying business class for a run-of-the-mill-economy-traveller such as me became quite attainable. And so too did sitting in “Gold lounges” drinking champagne a eating beyond measure.

However, not wanting to burst any bubbles, all the people here seem just like you and me, and with more and more Airports having showering facilities, free internet, great food (at a reasonable price) I do wonder at the value of lounges, and I would be interested in any thoughts?!? Continue reading “Heading home via KUL”